Police seal off roads after multiple shootings in Kirkby

There is a significant police presence in Kirkby after multiple shootings in the area last night.

Officers sealed off Windermere Drive and Mossborough Drive after shots were fired in at least two different locations less than an hour apart.

Police were called to Windermere Drive just before 6.25pm to a report damage had been caused to the front door of a house.

At 6.50pm it was reported the windows of a house on Stocks Road, and a car parked close by on Mossborough Drive, had also sustained damaged consistent with a firearms discharge.

A front door on Windermere Drive appears to have been shot twice. Credit: Liverpool Echo

Witnesses in the area of Windermere Drive told police that two mopeds or “bikes” were seen in the area at the time of the shooting and may have been carrying the gunman, or gunmen.

They were ridden away from the scene in the direction of Kirkby town centre'

Credit: Liverpool Echo

Chief Inspector Paul Sutcliffe said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation into these two discharges and are keeping an open mind about any links between them.

"We have deployed additional high visibility patrols, and our officers will remain in the Kirkby area while we try to establish the full circumstances.

"Both incidents happened on residential streets and we cannot let people think this is acceptable. The people of Kirkby will not tolerate it, and neither will we.

“When you have cars and homes being shot at, it really is only through good fortune that nobody appears to have been hurt during these incidents.

“We want to identify the offenders so we can take them off the streets and put them before the courts. We have launched investigations and will do all we can to bring them to justice, but help from members of the public could prove to be a vital part of that.

"The community has already stepped forward and provided information on this evening's incidents, and we would urge anyone else out there who has seen or heard anything suspious to come forward.

"Any information, no matter how small, may assist us in identifying those responsible."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any dashcam or CCTV footage from the area is asked contact Merseyside Police:

  • On Twitter @MerPolCC.

  • By calling 101 and quoting reference 766 or 796 on 6 January.

  • By calling CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.